Crenshaw

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Feiwel & Friends, Sep 22, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 300 pages

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

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User Review  - ChrisRiesbeck - LibraryThing

This is the second Applegate I've read, after The One and Only Ivan, Like that book, this is deep book for young readers. Where Ivan, the captive gorilla, was melancholic, Jackson, the young boy here ... Read full review

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User Review  - fingerpost - LibraryThing

Life is rough and unfair for Jackson and his family. They have been homeless before, living out of their van. Back then, A giant cat named Crenshaw joined Jackson as his imaginary friend. Then, when ... Read full review

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Katherine Applegate is the author of the bestselling Animorphs series, and the novels Home of the Brave and The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. She lives with her husband, author Michael Grant, and their two children in Northern California.

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